I must admit, in my 15-year career as a florist, I have never created a floral design with the aid of chicken wire. Not until now that is!
Chicken wire is of course one of the structural mechanics that was commonly used long before floral foam was available, to help create floral displays. Most floral foam is not very good at decomposing and so is yet another product that ends up in land fill. Chicken wire, and some other mechanics, are becoming more popular once again.
We all try to do our bit to be more environmentally friendly. For me, I am beginning to explore new ways to create designs that do not require the use of floral foam. This has been triggered by an exciting show I am taking part in this Summer, more details on that to follow.
Until then, I’ll practice and seek new ways to achieve floral centrepieces. Limiting my use of foam more and more. On Friday, I will be taking part in my first foam free floral demonstration. Looking forward to that one!